The general evaluator runs the evaluations part of the meeting:
- Introduces evaluators
- Requests timing reports and voting for the Best Evaluator award
- Requests ah-counter report, grammarian report
- Gives their feedback on the meeting and may provide specific feedback/ideas to each evaluator – this should all be done in 2-3 minutes.
How to be a credible general evaluator?
- Think about all that we are trying to do with the theme of credibility – all different aspects of it, all four priorities.
- Listen carefully, and take notes.
- Use the opportunity to share if you had ideas, observations, or points in your notes that weren’t covered in other evaluations and reports.
- If you have specific feedback for any role players, bring it up. Again, keep it very specific, and avoid general statements.
- Think of evaluation speeches critically. If you thought of opportunities for feedback on specific objectives of a speech project, feel free to bring them up. (Now, this is a very comprehensive skill; you have to think about the goals of every speech project. Do the best you can on this part. Still, an excellent idea to start thinking about it. It will do wonders for your communication capabilities.)
- The general evaluation is your evaluation of the meeting. It is your opinion, your reaction. Use the speech evaluation techniques here as well, except that you are giving feedback to several individuals, not just one.
Coaches do a lot of this at our meetings. It is a good idea for members to start developing this.
Use CL manual projects to think of all the different aspects of it. For example, active listening, critical thinking, time management, facilitation, planning, encouraging others, etc.